1.8.13 BASEBALL: Cavs Sign Quartet for Class of 2013
Walsh University Head Coach Tim Mead has announced that four players have signed institutional letters of intent to further their academic and athletic careers to play baseball for the Cavaliers in the spring of 2013. Those players are Luke Caple of Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Fla., Ross Etgen of Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Grubb of Pickerington North High School in Pickerington, Ohio, and James Thomas of Newark Catholic High School in Newark, Ohio.
Caple is a 6-foot catcher and third baseman for Coach Pete Garcia. He was an All-Conference First Team selection in 2012. In 2011, he was a Prospect Wire Underclass All American, team MVP and best offensive player on his team. In 2009, he was named the team’s best defensive player.
Etgen is a 5-foot-9 second baseman and shortstop for Coach Harry Caruso. Last season, he was an All-League and second-team All-District selection. In 2011, he was an honorable mention All-District choice.
Grubb is a 5-foot-11 third baseman for Coach Tim Thomas. He has a career batting average of .429, eight years of travel baseball experience, and played two years of varsity football.
Thomas is 5-foot-9 three-time letter-winning shortstop for Coach John Cannizarro. He was a two-time All-Central District selection, two-time All-Advocate, first-team MSL selection in 2012, second-team MSL selection in 2011, defensive MVP in 2011, and team MVP in 2012. In 2012, he hit .365 with 18 RBI. The previous year, he hit .415 with 15 RBI.